HOUSEL Family

First Generation

1. Henry T1 Housel was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 30, 1809. Henry died September 14, 1886 in Croton, Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 77 years of age. Buried at SandBrook Cemetery Hunterdon Co New Jersey

He married Eliza C Cramer in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, May 21, 1831. Eliza was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 25, 1814. Eliza died April 19, 1887 in Croton, Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 72 years of age. Buried at SandBrook Cemetery Hunterdon Co New Jersey In the 1840 census Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 3, Henry is recorded with 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female 20-30.

In the 1850 census Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 130, Henry (age 39) is recorded with Eliza (age 36), Margaret (age 7), Elizabeth (age 5), and Amy (age 3). Henry is recorded as a shoemaker.

In the 1860 census Croton Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 399, Henry (age 50) is recorded with Eliza (age 46), Elizabeth (age 15), Amy (age 13), and Lemuel (age 4). Henry is recorded as a shoemaker.

In the 1870 census Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 142, Henry (age 61) is recorded with Eliza (age 57), Lemuel (age 14) and William (age 9). Henry is recorded as a shoemaker.

In the 1880 census Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 13, Henry (age 71) is recorded with Eliza (age 66), and William (age 19). Henry is recorded as a shoemaker. All births are recorded as New Jersey

Henry T Housel and Eliza C Cramer had the following children:

child 2 i. Rebecca Ann2 Housel(2743) was born Mt Airy, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 11, 1835. Rebecca died February 08, 1921 Ringoes, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 85 years of age. Burried in Sandy Ridge Church Cemetary. Unique tombstone has John, Rebecca and Mamie on one side and Gideon, Eudora and Marion on the other side.

Obituary of "Mrs. Rebecca A. Godown," found between pages 176 and 177 of Rebekah Housell's Pilgrim's Progress: "The death of Mrs. Rebecca A. Godown, widow of the late John A. Godown, occurred on Tuesday, February 8th, at the home of her son, Harry R. Godown, near Ringoes, after a short illness of pneumonia. Her age was 85 years and 6 months and she formerly resided on North Main street, this city. She is survived by four children, Mrs. F. W. Harrop and Miss Mamie E. Godown, of Trenton; Harry R. Godown, of Ringoes, and Gideon B. Godown, of Princeton; also a sister, Mrs. Margaret Maratindale, of Phillipsburg, and two brothers, George L. Housel, of Alton, Ill., and William E. Housel, of Hampton, N.J. Funeral services were held from her late home Friday, February 11, at 10:30 o'clock, with interment at Sandy Ridge Cemetery." She married John Alexander Godown Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ, December 16, 1865. Dec. 27, 1865, Vol. XXVIII, No. 19 (1415) Married On the 16th inst., by Rev. Dr. Studdiford, J. A. Godown, of Delaware township, to Miss Rebecca Ann Housel, of Sergeantsville.

Alexander was born Dilts Corner, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 31, 1825. Alexander(2744) was the son of Jacob Godown and Evelyn Ann Coryell. Alexander died October 11, 1910 Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 84 years of age. Burried in Sandy Ridge Church Cemetary. Unique tombstone has John, Rebecca and Mamie on one side and Gideon, Eudora and Marion on the other side. (See John Alexander Godown for the continuation of this line.)

child 3 ii. Margaret Housel was born in New Jersey 1842.

child 4 iii. Elizabeth Housel was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1844.

child 5 iv. Amy Housel was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1846.

child 6 v. Lemuel Housel was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1855.

child 7 vi. William E Housel was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1860.

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